Heritage Conservation in Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

Akagawa, N 2015, Heritage Conservation in Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest, Routledge, New York, United States.


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Title Heritage Conservation in Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest
Author(s) Akagawa, N
Year 2015
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication New York, United States
Subjects Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Arts and Cultural Policy
Summary Japan's heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan's sense of national identity, in addition to its self-portrayal as a responsible global and regional citizen. This book explores the concepts of heritage, nationalism and Japanese national identity in the context of Japanese and international history since the second half of the nineteenth century. In doing so, it shows how Japan has built on its distinctive approach to conservation to develop a heritage-based strategy which has been used as part of its cultural diplomacy designed to increase its 'soft power' both globally and within the Asian region. More broadly, Natsuko Akagawa underlines the theoretical nexus between the politics of heritage conservation, cultural diplomacy and national interest, and in turn highlights how issues of heritage conservation practice and policy are crucial to a comprehensive understanding of geo-politics. Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, Japanese politics, heritage conservation and international relations
Copyright notice © 2015 Natsuko Akagawa
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